As the new year approaches, I thought that a little reminder that abundance follows gratitude might help you start your new year.
Yup, it’s true… what you’re thankful for today will be multiplied for you tomorrow. This is true in all areas of your life, however today I’m going to talk solely about money.
If you want more money be grateful for what you already have. I have seen this manifest in my life in a way that still seems rather enchanting. For most of my life I was always complaining about the lack of money I had. I bitched that others got the breaks and it was someone else’s fault that I was broke. Even when an unexpected bonus, or extra cash showed up in my life, I would complain how it wasn’t enough, why didn’t I get more, and then I would rush out and spend it. I would also complain as I spent my money saying “if only it was more, why don’t I ever have enough?” I would complain about how everyone has more than me, and I allowed this negativity to rule my life. Do you want to know what happened? More of the same, I never had enough, and I was never really happy.
Overtime, as I began transforming my life, by reading and researching happiness, positivity, natural foods and medicine, I started to see and feel a change. One day I watched a webinar by author and money guru Ken Honda (his book HAPPY MONEY is great). One point he really focused on was that we need to be just as grateful when we spend money, as we are when we receive money. As he states it “Arigato my money”, or thank you my money. I started to shift my thoughts to gratitude as I paid bills, even when I could not pay them all. On payday I committed to taking a couple of minutes to feel grateful for the money I received, and as I paid the bills, I actually said “Thank you” everytime I hit the pay button or wrote a check. I didn’t focus on the amounts of money in or out. I focused on the feeling of gratitude for having money.
Slowly I started noticing that somehow I had money left over, fifty cents one week, $10 another. It wasn’t overnight, but now I had extra money in my checking account. Not thousands, but enough to have breathing room. My credit score went from around 350 to over 700, all in less than a year. I stopped attaching worry, fear, anger and anxiety over my finances, and replaced those feelings with happiness and gratitude for my money.
This simple shift has brought me more abundance than I can say. It works with uncanny perfection. I believe it to be true that being thankful, or, arigato for our money will bring more contentment, confidence, and money into your life. I have lived the experience and it works… like a charm.
How will you embrace gratitude for your money in 2021? Will you continue to worry, and complain that you don’t have enough? Or, will you embrace gratitude for what you have? As is true in ALL things in our lives, The choice is yours, I know you will make the best choice.
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